"One Deadly Sister" was fine. I never felt that "hooked" feeling I get with a Stephen King, for example.
The story is simple. Raymond Reid ends up arrested in a small Florida beach town. He's charged with murder. Add in a 70 year-old seductress in a thong, an evil realtor, a shifty exterminator, and you have a standard small Florida beach town murder.
Raymond calls his estranged sister, Sandy. Sandy is like Vincent D'Onofrio and Detective Eames and Sherlock Holmes and Bones, all tied up in one package. Natch, she ends up mounting the chief investigator.
I'm a huge fan of Tim Dorsey's Serge Storms novels, which satirize novels like this. Even Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen, and (of course) John D MacDonald would be better choices.
However, this is the first installment in a series. I'd be willing to give the next one a try. I find myself pulling for this series to take its place among the Florida fiction elite. Time will tell.